APPG on ME inquiry details for evidence sessions, 9 and 16 July

Update @ 9.30 am 7 July

I have spoken to the Parliamentary Events Team office this morning (who handle the bookings) and they have confirmed that the venue for this Thursday’s oral evidence session has been booked for HoC Committee Room 8 and that the venue for the oral evidence  session on 16 July has been booked for Committee Room 18 (which accords with Dr Turner’s Brighton Constituency Office and with the most recent notice on the APPG on ME website). 

I am agitating for an agenda for the meeting on Thursday or at the very least, a list of those invited to provide oral evidence but I am advised that as things stood, yesterday, the list was still being finalised. 

Update @ 6 July: The following notice has now been placed on the APPG on ME inquiry website. 

Note that earlier today I was told by Dr Turner’s Constituency Office that the venue for Thursday’s session is House of Commons Committee Room 8 and this accords with the information subsequently posted on the APPG on ME inquiry website.  However, it has been brought to my attention that those receiving invitations to attend were told that the venue for Thursday’s session is Room 18 (which is on a different floor).  I will endeavour to have the Committee Room for Thursday’s meeting confirmed by the Office of the Parliamentary Sergeant at Arms or Events Team, first thing tomorrow morning.

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Important Notice

APPG on ME inquiry on NHS service provision for people with ME will be holding oral evidence sessions on:

Thursday 9th July 2.00-4.00pm – Comm. Room 8
Patients’ session 2.00-3.00pm
Groups’ session 3.00pm-4.00pm

Thursday 16 July 2.00-4.00pm – Comm. Room 18
Expert evidence session

Members of the public can attend the oral evidence hearings but evidence will be given by invitation only.

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APPG on ME inquiry into NHS services for people with ME:

Details for evidence sessions, Thursday 9 July and Thursday 16 July

I have today telephoned the Parliamentary Office of Dr Des Turner, MP who Chairs the APPG on ME inquiry into NHS services for people with ME in order to extract a notice or information on the time and venue for the first oral hearing/evidence session that is understood to be taking place this week, on Thursday, 9 July.

As no-one was available to take my call in Dr Turner’s Parliamentary Office, I have also spoken to a member of staff in his Brighton Constituency Office.

Until the APPG inquiry website has been updated, I have the permission of Dr Turner’s Constituency Office to make the following information available:

Evidence sessions for the APPG Inquiry will be held on the afternoons of Thursday 9 July and 16 July:

Session 1: Thursday, 9 July 2009

Committee Room 8, House of Commons

2pm – 4pm

First hour: Evidence from patients
Second hour: Evidence from patient groups (including Action for M.E.)

Members of the public may attend and the capacity of the room is estimated to be 40 to 50.

 

Session 2: Thursday 16 July 2009

Committee Room 18, House of Commons
(note not the same room as the meeting on 9 July)

2pm – 4pm

Session: Evidence from health professionals and experts

Members of the public may attend and the capacity of the room is estimated to be 40 to 50.

All enquiries to:

Dr Des Turner: turnerd@parliament.uk  Parliamentary Office: 020 7219 4024

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Suzy Chapman
6 July 2009

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